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Private Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing At Monroe Regional Airport

A small private plane, believed to occupied by only the pilot, had an emergency landing just before 3 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe Regional Airport.  According to Ron Phillips Airport Director the plane was forced to do a “belly” landing when its landing gear failed to work properly.  There are no reported injuries. 

The Monroe Regional Airport operations team, Monroe Fire Department, and personnel from Air Flight worked to help remove the aircraft and debris from the runway.  The runways were temporarily closed during that time; but, is now reopened for all flights.  Other aircraft were able to take off and land on the airport’s secondary runway.